Review of Daston, Lorraine, ed. Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. New York: Zone Books (MIT Press). Pp. Hardcover $ Title, Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. Author, Lorraine Daston. Edition, reprint. Published, Length, 18 pages. Export Citation. Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world Lorraine Daston, Peter Galison, Anke te Heesen.
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Constructing Religion Without the Social: These delicate glass models of plants and flowers were meant to display post-Darwinian methods of botanical classification, bringing nature inside for the benefit of both students and amateurs.
If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Throughout the book, however, there were really fantastic instances of material culture in the arts and sciences and they are so extraordinary that I don’t think I will forget about them soon, especially the essays on the glass flowers, newspaper clippings I never thought thinfs it that way!
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Dec 01, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Shelves: True to the particularity of things, each of the essays singles out one object for close attention: Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge. In nine original llorraine, internationally renowned historians of art and of science seek to understand how objects become charged with significance without losing their gritty materiality.
Antoine Picon – – In Lorraine Daston ed. Refresh and try again. This book tat not yet featured on Listopia. Schafferclippings A. Carmel Seymour rated it really liked it Dec 02, Imagine a world without things. Imagine a world without things. At the same time, the sheer materiality of the Glass Flowers is fascinating.
Things become talkative when they fuse matter and lorrajne they lapse into speechlessness when their matter and meanings no longer mesh. I enjoyed most the essays on bubbles and Harvard’s glass flowers. James rated it really liked it Dec 27, Dust Plate, Retina, Photograph: Menocchio rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Combined Shapeclose Created with Sketch. A Journal of the History of Science I suspect that readers dadton be attracted to particular topics, finding some more useful than others.
Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science
There would be nothing to describe, explain, remark on, interpret, or complain dxston. Object Lessons from Art and Science offers intriguing case studies rather than an historiographical reflection on, or revision of, material culture studies.
Abigail rated it really liked it May 09, Talk is, then, one of the possible compliments [End Page ] paid to the roles that certain bits of matter, made or found, play in the lives of certain people—and art and science historians are in this no different from other mortals.
Things become talkative when they fuse matter lorraone meaning; they lapse into speechlessness when their matter and meanings no longer mesh. However, the other 7 selections were far more disappointing, and none of them were as compellingly theoretical as I might have liked. Miguel Tamen – – Common Knowledge 15 3: Galison studies how a specific understanding of self has been produced in relation to the cards, one which presupposes a different ontology than that of the 19th century.
Without things, we would stop speaking; we would become as mute as things are alleged to be.